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4th Annual CruzeTalk Lordstown Meet 2016


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Date and Time
May 20th and 21st, 2016


Location
Warren, OH at the Lordstown Cruze Assembly Plant


Age Limit
Age limit to enter the plant will be at least 10 years old.


What to Bring

  • Money for Food the night before the meet, the night of the meet, and if you are staying, the night after the meet
  • Cash for tolls. Some of the driving to the plant will likely be on the turnpike, so bring some extra cash for that.
  • Money for a car wash. It's a car meet; you'll want those bugs off your front end and your car looking presentable.
  • Comfortable, flat-bottomed, closed-toed shoes.
  • A printed map from the hotel to the Lordstown plant, a GPS, or a GPS-enabled smartphone.
  • My phone number in your phone. I will send this out in a mass e-mail before the meet.
  • Cash for food vendors at the auto show.

Planned Attendees: 103
CT MemberPlus
2012LTZPRETTYLIGHTBLUE1
anthonysmith931
AutumnCruzeRS
AWJustus221
bloberg191
bstoneaz791
BradHerr2
BReyReal
CRUISE-CRUZE1
cruze15
cruzechef2012
CruzeDan
CruzeTech
cruzin24
CyborgCruze1
dc_chevyboi
diesel1
erbinator791
FlintCruze1
H3LLON3ARTH
hificruzer2261
hot red car
Imaperson1
Jaggerz1
James1549
jblackburn
JDH
Jdoyle09221
Jdrury151
Joe_Proof
Jvegas04
Karma1
KOBALT1
Lilbromeo151
LilTrb01
LiveTrash1
Looseylu65821
Merc6
miss.ali.j
neginfluence042
nickameiss1
nybble1
NYCruze2012
obermd1
ohiocruzegirl
oilburner1
pandrad611
Patman
ranger024x4
RebelCruze1
RhinoNinja551
RollinOn18s
sparkman3
Sunline Fan1
sweatervestswag1
Terryk20031
Tsester
UlyssesSG2
XtremeRevolution3
zecospec

obermd - if your CT handle is in bold I didn't see it while scanning this thread.

Volunteers: 7
XtremeRevolution
Sunline Fan
obermd
jblackburn
nybble
hificruzer226
sparkman


Hotel Accommodations
http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/18-events-meets-regional-discussion/159785-lordstown-2016-hotel-accomodations.html


Rules and Disclaimers
Since there are more people going than there were last year, this section has become necessary. Consider this the "fine print." This will probably not apply to anyone, but I'm including it to cover my ass.

  1. We are adults, so at the meet, act like an adult. This wasn't a problem last year, but I feel that it is worth mentioning. Do not pick a fight with someone, do not pull a stupid stunt that gets you and/or someone else in trouble, etc. Use some sense and it will be an awesome meet.
  2. The CruzeTalk staff reserves the right to remove you from the list. Since we will likely have a limited number of slots due to tour size limitations (we split up the group in two last time even), do not be that guy who shows up uninvited. If you are banned from CruzeTalk, you aren't getting a slot. If were banned or received an infraction in the last 3 months, you may not be given a slot. I don't expect this to be a problem, but it is worth mentioning nonetheless.
  3. When we travel from the hotel to the plant and anywhere else we go as a group, please don't be "that guy" who gets himself lost by going the wrong way. Do not try to race on the highway, do not get "out of formation" unless you are a designated photographer. I'm not trying to be a hard ass here, but with a group of 40 cars, it will all be a lot easier if we all stick together, and the pictures and videos will turn out a lot better if we all stick to the same formation. While traveling, we will have our hazard lights on so we know where we are. We will designate one driver up front and one driver in the back, who will be communicating to make sure we have everyone together.
  4. Slots are first come, first serve. You will be required to respond to roll calls in a timely fashion to keep your slot. Due to the high interest in this meet, we will most likely not have any reserve slots available.
 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Schedule of Events & Extra Activities


Planned schedule as it pertains to the Lordstown plant and sponsoring UAW 1112 (we will have other activities on our own afterward) is as follows:

Thursday - Members arriving
8:00: Dinner at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 5550 Interstate Boulevard, Austintown, OH 44515


Friday - Public open house to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the East Wing of the Lordstown Assembly Plant.
- SAFETY NOTICE: Closed toes shoes are required. All other protective equipment will be provided. No children under the age of 10. Tour lasts 45 minutes and consists of walking in plant where the warm weather affects inside temperatures. People with heart and respiratory problems should use caution.

7:30: Arrive at Ice House Inn - 5516 W Webb Rd, Austintown, OH 44515
8:00: Name tags, meet & greet
9:00: Depart Ice House Inn
9:30: Arrive at Lordstown Assembly Plant
12:00 - Lunch
1:00: Drive to Lordstown Parks Department - 6001 tod Ave SW, Warren, OH 44481 for group gathering
4:00: Other group activities
6:30: Dinner at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512


Saturday - Public car show, where CruzeTalk members will be able to showcase their cars and see other cars.
- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: See image attached to this post. You will need to print this out, fill out the form, and mail it in with your pre-registration payment of $10. Day of show registration will be $15. All proceeds benefit local veterans charities. First 300 registered show cars receive a commemorative dash plaque.
- Review attached registration details form for additional details!

7:30: Arrive at Ice House Inn - 5516 W Webb Rd, Austintown, OH 44515
8:00: Depart Ice House Inn
8:30: Arrive at Lordstown Assembly Plant
9:00: Gates open for show cars
10:00 Gates open for general public, Start of car show
10:00-4:00: Car Show, Activities, Attractions
4:00-5:00: Northern Whiskey Concert
6:30: Dinner at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts, 34 N Phelps St, Youngstown, OH 44503



Extra Events
- Shooting Range
- Drag Racing
- Drive-In Theater

Refer to the Extra Activities thread for details: http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/18-events-meets-regional-discussion/162105-lordstown-2016-group-activities.html
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Volunteers Needed

This post will keep track of links to other events, in addition to points of contact.


I need volunteers for the following:

- DONE - Thank you Sparkman. Call the local Police Department to arrange for police escort to the plants on both days, during the specified times. We will be going from the Ice House Inn to the plant.
- DONE - Thank you Sparkman. Call Ice House Inn to courteously ask for permission to use their parking lot on the two mornings listed in the post above.
- DONE - Thank you Sparkman. Call local news media crews to tell them where we will be if they want to come out an interview people.
- Find reasonably priced restaurants that can accommodate a group of our size Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Many of them have "party rooms," that we might be able to use. Please, let's not go to Buffalo Wild Wings every night like last year. That got annoying.
- Need someone to put together a clipboard, pen, and roster so we can have people sign in. This will let us know how many people showed up. obermd - I'll do this since I'm the person who will be updating the badges. Easiest way to get the information to me is for me to collect it initially. Do we want nametags?

Let me know if you want to do any of these things.



Meet Organizers: XtremeRevolution & Sunline Fan (Andrei & Jon)
Convoy Leader: Sunline Fan (Jon)
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Respond to this thread stating if you are planning on attending. I know many people are interested, but I don't want to put people down who may not actually show up. If you know you'll probably not make it or are not sure if you can take the day off, please make plans ahead of time. If you are coming, reply to this thread including who else will be accompanying you.
 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
So some of you may be wondering why we are starting the planning for the 2016 Lordstown meet so early.

To start, we already have a date set. The public open house on Friday the 20th, and the Car Show (where Cruze owners will be able to show their cars) on Saturday the 21st will be held to celebrate and commemorate the East Plant's 50th anniversary. As you may guess, this will be bigger and better than last year, so I wanted to give people enough time to budget and plan accordingly.



Since this meet is huge and we have people that will come from far away, here's a list of things you should start saving your pennies for so you can make it for sure:

- Hotel. Plan to arrive on Thursday night and leave on Sunday morning. That means you will need to book 3 nights. At the moment, the rates for the following hotels are:
- Best Western Austintown: $99 a night
- Comfort Inn: $90 a night
- Motel 6 Youngstown: $49 a night (additional $5 for 2 adults)
- Including taxes, expect to spend anywhere between $225 and $350 on hotels, depending on which you choose to stay at. We spent about $225 for 3 nights at the Motel 6 after taxes.
- Food. You will need to eat on your way there, on your way home (depending on how far), we will have dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. I'm not sure yet if lunch is being provided for Friday and Saturday. All in all, budget for at least 6 meals at approximately $10 per meal, per person you are coming with.
- Gas. This is a given, but some of you are coming from farther away.
- Tolls. Some of you are driving down the turnpike. Check the rates online so you know how much cash to bring. Expect to easily spend $20 each way.

I would recommend budgeting anywhere from $350 to $500 for this trip. We are 11 months away, so set aside $30-$45 per month for your Lordstown fund (or more if you are bringing someone along) and you should be good to go.
 

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I'm in. Hopefully with +1 and tribble. The small one is now a cat toy. :) I guess I need to go get the lumbar support installed or my wife will insist we bring her Toyota. :) For anyone interested we'll most likely be staying in the Country Inn & Suites next to the Best Western.

Andrei, let me know what support you need. One thing I did think of is we're all going to need a good place to wash our cars Friday afternoon. :) Can't go to a car show with a dirty car. :(
 

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I'm in. Hopefully with +1 and tribble. The small one is now a cat toy. :) I guess I need to go get the lumbar support installed or my wife will insist we bring her Toyota. :) For anyone interested we'll most likely be staying in the Comfort Inn.
The tribbles got too fat from eating all the free cookies last time, eh?
 

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I'm in. Hopefully with +1 and tribble. The small one is now a cat toy. :) I guess I need to go get the lumbar support installed or my wife will insist we bring her Toyota. :) For anyone interested we'll most likely be staying in the Country Inn & Suites next to the Best Western.

Andrei, let me know what support you need. One thing I did think of is we're all going to need a good place to wash our cars Friday afternoon. :) Can't go to a car show with a dirty car. :(

There is a car wash just down the road from the Inn where we met. It's right next to the Dunkin Donuts!
 

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I am planning on coming with +1
 

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I'm in plus one and maybe one service dog.

Since it will be three days this time, can we look towards planning an event for the ladies? Maybe shopping or makeovers Ohio style?
 

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From the sounds of it we're going to need a bigger parking lot for the meet and definitely traffic control. Whoever came up with the idea to have the police officer at that one intersection this year was a genius.
 

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Not sure if I can make it. It is too far out to plan for. Right now facing a potential work stoppage and have been told can not plan/schedule Vacation time beginning August 1 though the month of December. I lived through one that went 5 months. I was told one went on for 8 months. We will see as the time gets closer.
 

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Not sure if I can make it. It is too far out to plan for. Right now facing a potential work stoppage and have been told can not plan/schedule Vacation time beginning August 1 though the month of December. I lived through one that went 5 months. I was told one went on for 8 months. We will see as the time gets closer.
Dang blk88verde you've got to work some magic. I can't be the only old guy going to both Watkins Glen and Lordstown in 2016!
 
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